Expert techniques and simple step-by-step projects for creating dynamic landscapes in the open air with acrylic
by Mark Mehaffey
This guidebook takes you from the basics of supplies needed to the unique challenges of painting on location such as slowing the drying time of your paints for blending and acrylics vs. oil paints.
It is a painting course with step by step projects with a focus on finding your own voice or style.
i received an electronic copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 3/5 stars
How to be Happy and Healthy in Your Daily Life
Maya Thoresen (Publisher), Sarah DaMetz (Narrator)
Hygge seems to be a concept similar in some ways to the recent interests in minimalism and mindfulness. It is defined as a “quality of coziness” and is focused on your own comfort and joy.
This book discusses hygge with regards to your home, decor, pets, children, work, relationships, and finances.
I find the notion of “Swedish Death Cleaning” to be intriguing, although I find it less morbid to pretend I am moving rather than dying.
The narration is quite soothing and fits in well with the material.
I received this book through Audiobook Boom in exchange for an honest review. 2.5/5 stars.
Tips, techniques, and step-by-step projects for creating nature-inspired art
by Katie Brooks, Sarah Lorraine Edwards, Allison Hetzell, Mikko Sumulong
I found this inspirational, with instructions on how to press flowers and make art from found natural objects such as stones, leaves, shells, wood, and feathers. It’s not project heavy, allowing you to bring your own creativity.
The background watercolor illustrations were even prettier than the main content, but this may have been the cause of difficult load in Adobe Reader. I would recommend buying the print version rather than electronic.
I received an electronic copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 3/5 stars.